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Trichomonas vaginalis: Just The Facts

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Trichomoniasis is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by a tiny parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis.

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1. What are the symptoms?
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It can be difficult to diagnose trichomoniasis because there may not be any symptoms. When there are symptoms, they can be similar to those of other sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Women are more likely to have symptoms than men. They may have soreness and itching around the vagina and a change in vaginal discharge, while men may experience pain after passing urine and ejaculation.

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2. How is it tested?
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Can be easily diagnosed through a simple swab test.

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3. What is the treatment?
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It can be treated quickly and easily with antibiotics.

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4. Share the treatment
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If you have Trichomoniasis your partner should also be treated.

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